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2024-06-21 13:44:08

Natural gas pipelines

To construct or use a natural gas pipeline you must hold a concession (a kind of permit) from the Swedish Government.

How to apply

Send your application to the Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate (Ei) (contact Ei External link.)

You apply to the Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate (Ei). It is Ei that reviews your application before it is sent to the Swedish Government for a decision.

You must not construct or use a natural gas pipeline, storage facility or gasification facility before you are granted a concession for it. This also applies to actions that prepare the sites for your pipeline or facilities, including blasting, bulldozing, timber felling, or ground preparation.

Some natural gas pipelines and facilities are exempt from the concession requirement. These exemptions are described on Ei’s website, (see link below).

A concession may be granted for a maximum of 40 years, but shorter periods of validity are also possible. If you want to continue to use a natural gas pipeline, storage facility or gasification facility after the expiry of the concession, you must apply for an extension of the concession. This application should preferably reach EI two years before the current concession expires, but at the latest before it has actually expired.

Read more about the concession on Ei’s website (in Swedish only)

Laws and regulations

Naturgaslagen (2005:403) External link. (legislation, in Swedish only)

Naturgasförordningen (2006:1043) External link. (regulation, in Swedish only)

If you are rejected

How to appeal - Read more about this on verksamt.se External link.

Appley via Point of Single Contact - Read more about this on verksamt.se External link.

Contact us

Phone: 016-162700

Address: Box 155 631 03 ESKILSTUNA

Email: registrator@ei.se

Web: ei.se (https://www.ei.se)

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